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BDC 11/23: Bills Travel to Indianapolis

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on November 23, 2012 – 9:37 am


DAILY REPORT
–The Buffalo Bills will travel to face the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday for a 1:00 PM kickoff. Sunday’s game will be the 67th regular season meeting between the Bills and Colts and their first at Lucas Oil Stadium.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN SUNDAY’S GAME
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
–With a touchdown throw to WR Stevie Johnson, will become the fourth tandem in team history to connect on 22 or more touchdowns
–Two touchdown passes to record 75 in his Bills’ tenure
– Four touchdown strikes to tie Jack Kemp (77) for fourth-most in team history
–20 rushing yards to move into fourth among Bills’ signal-callers (Jack Kemp – 780)

RB C.J. Spiller
–One rushing touchdown to set a single-season personal best (4, 2011)
–Two touchdowns to post 10 in 2012
–With 100 or more scrimmage yards on Sunday, would set a personal-best with a six-game streak of 100 yards from scrimmage or more
–171 yards from scrimmage to tally 2,500 in his career

WR Stevie Johnson
–Will move into a tie for ninth on the team’s all-time receiving touchdown mark with his next scoring grab (Frank Lewis – 24)
–Two touchdown catches to tally 25 in his NFL career
–Three receptions to notch 50 for the third straight season and to become the sixth player in team history to reach the mark
–30 receiving yards to move into 12th in team history (Glenn Bass – 2,799)
–152 receiving yards to move into 11th in Bills history (Pete Metzelaars -2,921)

DE Mario Williams
–1.5 sacks to total 60 in his NFL career

DT Kyle Williams
–0.5 a sack to match a personal single-season high (5.5 in 2010)
–1.5 sacks to become the 11th Bill with 20 or more in their career

FS Jairus Byrd
–One multi-interception game to become the third Bill with five multi-pick games (Tom Janik – 6 and Billy Atkins – 5)
–One forced fumble to record 10 in his career

CB/KR/PR Leodis McKelvin
–One punt return touchdown to become the first Bill with four in his career and extend his franchise-record for a single-season to three
–27 punt return yards to move into eighth in team history (Hagood Clarke – 583), 38 to move into seventh (Donnie Walker – 594), 44 to move into sixth (George “Butch” Byrd – 600) and 61 to jump to fifth (Nate Clements – 617)
–14 punt return yards to post the fourth-most return yards in a single-season in Bills history (Roscoe Parrish – 364 in 2006), 19 to move into third (Kevin Williams – 369 in 1998), 34 for second-most (Donnie Walker – 384 in 1974) and 90 to record the most (Roscoe Parrish – 440 in 2007)

TODAY’S INTERVIEW
The Howard Simon Show – WGR 550
Buddy Nix

QUOTE OF THE DAY
GM Buddy Nix
Q: Talk about S Jairus Byrd and the role he has. Clearly he is one of the best playmakers on your team, not just your defense, your overall football team. Where do you think he ranks in terms of playmaking safeties right now?
A: Well I do not know how he ranks with everybody else, but I know he is not one we would want to swap for somebody else. He is a reckless guy, he is smart, he is a guy that knows football and again he is a guy that was raised in a football family. He has been around it all of his life and he knows how it works. The interception he made (against Miami), and you look back at the games we have won that were close—he has come through with a big play for us. That is what you have to have back there and we knew from his rookie year he was capable of that. He has started to do it on a consistent basis. I think he ranks really high and he is a really good one for us.

THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY

QB Jack Kemp

November 23, 1962 KEMP MAKES STARTING DEBUT 
Quarterback Jack Kemp started his first game as Buffalo’s quarterback in Boston against the Patriots, but the Bills lost the game, 21-10, breaking a six-game winning streak.

DAILY LINKS
Buffalo News-Colts’ Luck comes out firing

Buffalo News-Gailey takes a pass on power runs

Buffalo News-What if … / A Q&A with Bills running back C.J. Spiller

Rochester D&C-Buffalo Bills’ Jairus Byrd turns into top-level safety

BuffaloBills.com-Bills players give thanks

BuffaloBills.com-Top 5 Bills Thanksgiving Day games

Audio/Video/Photo Clip
BuffaloBills.com
In the Trenches with Andy Levitre
Stevie Johnson on Facing Colts
Bills Focus: Luck Living Up to Hype in Indy

WGR 550
Bills get three players back to practice
I’m thankful in sports for … um …
Bills at Colts Preview

WGRZ
Bills Roundtable – Pre Colts

YNN
Chandler’s role

Additional Clips
Inside The Bills
Kyle, Brooks, McIntyre back practicing, Colts injury update, Colts respect Bills screen game

Press Coverage (Buffalo News)
Bills starters on special teams
Colts punt coverage a promising matchup for Leodis McKelvin

Buffalo Rumblings
NFL Week 12 Predictions, Including Bills vs. Colts


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